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will speak to the topic of advice to president obama 2012, a look at the cuban missile crisis in 1962 and what it tells you about military leadership and advice in crisis. it's an apt topic given that this evening president obama will be providing -- giving his state of the union address which we will broadcast in this room immediately following ambassador gregg's remarks tonight. so if you'd like to stay for that, you could. and we can see if, in fact, president obama takes the advice that ambassador gregg is going to offer. ambassador gregg will speak for about 45 minutes. after which he'll take questions. we'll have microphones to pass around, for people to use for question time. so please join me in warmly welcoming ambassador donald. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. well, from somebody for the third century he looks pretty good. [laughter] >> you completely blew my cover and i have to say a little bit more about my career as gregory donald in tom clancy's book. my first visit to north korea in 2002, i was asked three questions by the north koreans. the first was, why is george
continue to grow while domestic spending is going to be flat over the next 5-10 years under president obama's budget. there was a much ballyhooed announcement they were cutting $70 billion over the next five years at the pentagon. but in fact, that was a reduction from a previous projections for growth. so, the total amount -- which is a famous budget tricky here in washington -- so the total amount will continue to increase. i think as we discussed earlier, the major programs are continuing on. some of them slightly scaled back but the budget is still projecting a second engine for the f-35 although the president opposes that. congress continues to spend on that. it should be noted the factory where it will be billed is next to john vander's district in ohio. and at other military programs. where there may be reductions in military spending may be supplemental authorization as we wind down the wars in iraq and afghanistan, presuming the political situation in those countries go well. the caller mentioned nasa. nasa was slated for cuts in the house republican plans, along with a lot of scie
said that he believes a republican will be president -- will beat president obama in 2012. he said he is seriously considering a second bid for the presidency. the governor was in washington, d.c. to kickoff a tour for his new book. the next stops are in the state's scheduled to hold the first presidential caucus in 2012, iowa. this is 50 minutes. >> can everybody hear me? good. it is great to see this great crowd here. wonderful. mike huckabee is here today. it is a part of his book tour to promote his newest book, "a simple government: twelve things we really need from washington (and a trillion that we don't!)." is an honor and pleasure to introduce a man who burst on the national stage in to those and it when he won our republican caucuses and finished third behind and john mccain and mitt romney in the nomination for president. he burst on page 6 of "the washington post." the question on many minds now is whether he will pursue the republican nomination in 2012. maybe he will tell us today. governor mike huckabee was born in 1955 in hope, ark., nine years after bill clinton was b
for 2012 is best, making barack obama a one-term president. [applause] >> stand up. stand up. stand up. i think you are up for it. i am, too. this is it. this is the real world. this is when you count. that's why it's important. that's what all of our chips are on 2012. this is it. you are up for. i'm in. year in. so why is it so important? why are we on our feet? why are we up for 2012? it's important for this reason. because your future is personally tied into the result of the next election. it's that important i want to give you just a few facts. when the liberals took over the house of representatives, the national debt was $8 trillion. atlas at january 2007. $8 trillion. even for liberals that's a lot of money. that's how much it was, but during the next four years that the liberals held sway here in our nation's capital and nations credit card, get this, the liberals drove the debt up another $6 trillion, to now 14 trillion. and we are being asked once again to raise the debt ceiling. have you heard about that? raise the debt ceiling. think about this. think about the context. it t
of accountability by the obama administration for the agreements, situations like these will continue and will be made worse through the expansion of secure communities. i applaud the commendable efforts by local law-enforcement officials like nevada who are using this power judiciously and to take this approach in a very targeted manner. i also applaud their efforts for working with community members to ensure that the focus on the business of public safety and enhancing community policing efforts. however, in a highly-charged political environment like georgia where politics of the day supercede smart law- enforcement practices, then one has to question the delegation of such important federal power of immigration enforcement. when sheriff's with this power refuse to meet with community members to address a very serious concern about the impact of public safety, then one has to question the true priority the obama administration truly has for this program. unfortunately programs in georgia have been subjected to a high degree of politics of the day of law enforcement officials are a
, the very seventh. the result we have coming up for you on the c-span that works today. president obama will be talking about jobs and the economy. he is addressing the u.s. chamber of commerce. the business could has been critical of him in the past. you can watch that live here at 11:30 a.m. here on c-span. we will also open our phone lines to get your thoughts on the president's comments. and we have more today with robert gibbs. that will also be live right here on c-span. right now, more events across the c-span network. right now, a discussion on immigration policy as to by the brookings institution. it started about an hour ago and continues live on our companion network, c-span2. >> tonight, karen evans and timothy car on the ability of the u.s. to shut down the internet and deborah wheeler on the impact in the middle east. feddis tonight on c-span2. >> every weekend, experience american history on c-span3. it is 48 hours of american events in first-person story. history bookshelf features the best known history writers of the bus -- past decade. and it traveled to important bat
to the obama administration's foreign policy. we also know that now as of late january you are the most-traveled secretary of state. out of that we also know that you have traveled to asia eight times in two years. that is more than most secretaries of state. your articulation of smart power as the basis of foreign policy has meant that nontraditional issues such as women's rights, educational exchanges and true public/private partnerships for tackling major global issues have received higher attention than ever before. it's not surprising that in many parts of the world you're treated like a rock star. most importantly, you have used all the implements in your tool kit to create a dynamic and effective foreign policy for our nation. we've assembled a special group of our patrons and friends of richard. we also have a large group of people from all over the world joining us virtually, and i should add that in addition to our san francisco center, we also have colleagues in houston and hong kong listening to this along with all of you with who are on our live webcast. at the asia society
and i had. we understood we could be used as a vehicle for nefarious means. the obama -- osama bin laden tape, what is our responsibility? we said we were going toe sensitive to issues that might imperil operations of national security. we will try to tune it in. there was a time wn we first deployed u.s. troops to lose pakistan -- to uzbekistan. we were approached and asked not to report thabecause it might jeopardize security. we chose not to report that. then if it leaks some other place and a pakistani news organization puts it up. another network reported it in the u.s. what is your guidance to news organizations? how can you say i will not address that when it is going out through these other means? >> this is why that clash takes place. whenever the president called me in the oval office and said were you the source i would give him a honest answer. i said to you go with it. you go with it and the president sees it on cnn and ask are you the source of it? i would say no, the source was another organization. >> it is a world of difference for someone in the name of the u.s. goveren
free? are we truly free? i think what we know that we have obama care hanging over us, and we know that we have the epa under orders by president obama to, despite the fact that congress did not pass this law for cap and trade, the president is, you know, full speed ahead. let's put it into play. is that want the american people want? are you kidding me? they do not want a new national energy package. over the rest of the economy, and now, once the energy industry, too. -- he once the energy industry. no, you cannot have it. watching or listening by radio, people are saying, "we want to the american dream back, because even though we are not guaranteed an income, we are guaranteed health care, we want the right to choose our own destiny. we do not want the federal government to do that for us." that is what i see, that is what i see. >> just real quick because i know you have to run, but i have a question from todd in oklahoma city, okla., and he says, "how do you respond to the criticism in the house and it said that it is divisive and not in the best interests of the nation, the
in many years. i think the obama administration needs to turn back the clock a little bit to look at the performance of the obama administration. there was a very, very stupid decision in the the obama administration made right off the bat to cut off steens civil society groups, assistance that had been started turned bush administration and that was a -- it was basically so that they could get the relationship back on track. there was a decision made. that ail yentsated a lot of -- alienated a lot of civil society groups. they felt that the obama administration, even though they were brought in a democratic process, was actually turning their backs on the civil society. there is a lot to make up for, i think with n the united states with the people of egypt. >> the problem i have with your prescription here is that mubarak has so effectively suppressed the political parties at the center of the secular center and allowed the muslim brotherhood to organize. they have an infrastructure. that secretary lar parties do not. you bring up the elections to three months from now then you'
is from provo, utah, mr. young, and he says, "will the realistic response to obama b.p. to -- what other provisions will be in it, and will it include tort reform? " -- boat toward reform?" >> the president has said he is for tort reform. do not believe it. president obama, the personal injury lawyers. they talking to forms of -- they talked in terms of tort reform, and he cannot mean it in terms of continuing on as president of united states. they spend about $1 billion every few years. it is pretty hard for them to go against the unions, and that is something that has been very noticeable to me over the years, because about 40% of the unions are republican, and so all i can say is, you know, there is a real difference between democrats and republicans. there is no use kidding. i was a democrat of the way through byu, and you have to be a pretty strong democrat to make all of the way throat byu as a democrat, and realized, my gosh, these people are not be a. they can be very, very helpful from time to time, but i've got to tell you, the party is dominated by special interest groups that
guidelines were developed during the end of the bush administration and ultimately approved under the obama administration and signed by the current attorney general. the key piece here, if i may, is that you have to -- obviously, there are going to be places where you have to do law enforcement investigations. in my view, you have to have a balanced approach of not just those law enforcement investigations, but you have to engage with those communities with other non-law enforcement elements of the u.s. government to make sure this is not an adversarial situation. in fact, this is a partnership. and as you know well, many of our tips to uncover active terrorist plots here in the united states have come from the muslim community. so we have to make quite clear that the communities are part of the solution and not part of the problem. and you do that through using a variety of tools, not just law enforcement. >> time of the gentlelady has expired. dr. brown of georgia. >> thank you, mr. chairman. secretary, director, i appreciate y'all being here today. i have several pressing questions for
. he served as an adviser on middle eastern issue to president obama during his middle eastern campaign. dr. yoram peri is the director of the new institute for israel studies at the university of maryland. he is also a former political adviser to the late israeli prime minister and former head of the institute for politics and society at televisa university. -- at tel aviv university. we will begin with dr. yoram peri. thank you. >> thank you very much. to say that a new chapter has started in the middle east would be the most banal cliche ever made. the status of our discussion is to talk about israel but it would be a mistake not to put it in the wider framework. there are very many questions. at least four questions that have been opened. the future of israel within the middle east depends on these questions. for four millennia egypt was the leadg power in the region and [unintelligible] terrorism and even to modern cinema and the peace with israel. the question is what half will egypt take? will they continue to be a leader or withdraw into domestic issues and more introspective ap
i lose it, we should start the briefing of the obama administration. >> thank you, robert. first of all, congratulations and best wishes. >> i would have lost that. >> shifting to egypt, a few questions. can you tell us whether president obama was surprised by the news this morning? >> look, throughout the morning, we have got indications that the last speeches may not have been given. the last changes, particularly this morning when -- would everybody reporting that there would be a statement from the office of the president to -- the president was in a regularly scheduled meeting in office when a note was taken into him to let him know what had been announced. since then, prior to giving the statement, he spent an hour with his national security team from about 1:30-2:30 in the situation room talking about what is going on there now and what we have to plan for now going forward. >> so he learned with the rest of us? >> healer and precisely what had been said. -- he learned what precisely had been said. i do not want to get into what other information he might have gotten. >> i
not to intervene much. nobody wants a return to the bad old days of two months ago, and certainly not obama. if you are wondering where the u.s. goes next, given its own constraining situation, helping to finance these new governments in these countries, i think answer is no. host: earlier in the program we spoke with a journalist in benghazi right now. he says a lot of people on the streets were asking where is our help from the united states and obama? guest: in part that's because of the expectation that was set up by the administration when the president went to cairo and made the famous speech to the muslim world. he set himself up for that. people will holdim to those stdards. in the real sense, if libya needs international support, it is much more likely to come to europe because the europeans are right there. europeans have better relationships with people in libya than the united states. because for so many years libya was persona non grata for the u.s.. they did not accept economic ties or diplomatic ties for a lo time. it's much more likel that the french or italians or nato would be inv
more for it they will so i don't think president obama is of touch at all. >> this gentleman right here. >> my name is gordon smith. i lived in the washington area along period of time and i honestly didn't find a lot of difference in your opinions. i thought they were somewhat close because no one said let's get rid of social security and i think that is the yen and jiang. i went to work when i was 21-years-old and i am now 78. i still go to work and i collect social security but they still take it away from me. i don't understand that. but if i calculate my social security payments had gone into the stock market not mean making selections but just the average of the market, i would have made 6.9% and real returns over that period of time and now i get about 20,000 year on social security. if i had gone to the other program, i would have had $3.8 million if you amortize it over the rest of my life span, i could take down $305,000 a year as opposed to 20,000. and if the market fell in half i would still have 1.9 million i did have 152,000 year. >> the question i would like to pose to us
judicial vacancy crisis. the senate confirmed only 62 of president barack obama's judicial nominees in the past two years. compared to 100 for george w. bush and 128 for bill clinton during the first two years of their presidencies. we have 875 federal judgeships and we now have 101 vacancies. that's an extraordinarily high number. 49 of those vacancies are described as judicial emergencies. most recently the tragic deaths of john roll brought attention to this crisis. he was at the safeway in tucson to talk with gabbie giffords about this very issue. about judicial vacancies in arizona. and his death has resulted in arizona now being added to the list of judicial emergencies. this vacancy crisis is obviously not a partisan issue. it's an issue about the integrity of our courts in the administration of justice for the american people. on the heels of justice anthony kennedy calling attention to this problem, a group of ninth circuit judges led by chief judge alec cainski urged the senators strongly to fill the vacancy and chief justice roberts highlighted this crisis in his year end
obama, social and fiscal issues and his run for the 2012 election as the gop deal takes shape. watch road to the white house sunday at 6:30 and 9:40 eastern and pacific. >> with congress in recess at a march 4th deadline for funding the federal government see what house members said about funding the rest of this fiscal year spread over four days, with 162 amendments considered. the entire debate is on line at c-span congressional chronicle with timeline and transcripts of every session at >> up next a news conference with members of the conference of mayors on cuts to the community development grant program. in a spending bill passed last week. that measure would cut 60% of the grant program. this is about a half hour. >> good morning. thank you for being with us. before we begin a would like to have all the mayors present here introduce themselves and other cities they serve. i am elizabeth couch of burnsville and president of the congress of mayors. >> i am mayor of philadelphia, second vice president of the u.s. conference of mayors. >> mayor of oklahoma city
of the most developed country in the world which is the united states. i'm sure that president obama has realized the problem and understand some that he's facing a new congress and political reality. however, it is not enough to a understand the problem. we need to mobilize that society and congress and of course try to find out what could be the solution. >> i want you to take this up. even with all the best innovation, dewey and can we read what your people in a way that they would want less? that's not all the necessary. reduction by saying to the yolly in india use one camel every two weeks or taking an attrition level but a typical in northern india and say yeah we have to cut back on mess. there is no doubt more food and more energy is only just as appropriate. sure, you can say that the u.s. could cut back by even three but it's a meaningless number compared to the justice of letting people live and type that -- have the type of communications and freedom that developed countries have. so fortunately that is in the there a solution or be, going to happen. we want people to live b
shares his thoughts on president obama, and his possible run in the 2012 election as the g.o.p. begins to take shape, watch the road to the white house at 6:30 p.m. and:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> interior secretary ken salazar outlined president obama's strategy called america's great outdoors initiative. thursday. in washington, d.c. the plan calls for creation of new urban green spaces a and a new focus on cleaning up the rivers and water ways. this is an hour. >> good morning, everybody. i'm john. i want to thank you for joining us. it's a true pleasure for me to welcome and introduce a good friend of mine, ken salazar. and doug brinkly. special thanks to both of you for being here to participate in what i think will be a thoughtful and interesting discussion. we set this 4 up as a kind of q & a so we can really get into the meat of the great outdoors and the great initiative of the secretary and obama administration to conserve our public lands and waters including full funding for water and land conservation fund and but we're all going to support that so your new initiative
they are rigorous. we have laws designed to insure that the government makes its work open to the people. the obama administration has also launched an unprecedented initiative to put government data on line, to encourage citizen participation and to generally increase the openness of government. the u.s. government possibility to protect america, to secure the liberties of our people, and to support the rights and freedoms of others around the world depends on maintaining a balance between what is public and what should and must remain out of the public domain. the scale should and will always be tipped in favor of openness. tipping the scale over completely serves no one's interest. let me be clear -- i said that the wikileaks incident began with a fact. just as if it had been executed by smuggling papers in a briefcase. the fact that wikileaks used the internet is not the reason we criticize its actions. wikileaks does not challenge our commitment to internet freedom. one final word on this matter -- there were reports in the days following these leaks that the united states government intervene
tax reform. we are cutting our corporate tax rates and reforming control of companies. president obama is independently proposing quite similar things in the united states. third, structural reform to the welfare system, education, some of the regulation or around non-financial business. for me in the u.k., u.k. corporate is sitting with cash on its balance sheets. what i need to do is to start investing that money. >> thank you, very much. we will come back to these issues and what is a strong european consensus. i would like to turn to you. this seems to be relevant to what i understand for india. when you hear this sort of discussion and you try to look in your own context at home, what do you think the likely outcome this, the rest to stability? >> i think that india's experience reflects what people say about emerging markets. we have a very smart recovery. our estimates this year, the year that ends in march is that growth would be about 8.5%. i think that the imf, which has been criticized for being too pessimistic is thinking that we might do even better. it is wonderful if we
. the budget i'm proposing today meets that pledge. >> president obama sent congress a $3.7 trillion budget that would reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next 10 years. this week, hear the details from the administration including cabinet officials and watch reaction from house and senate members online at the c-span video library. search, watch, clip and share anytime. it's washington your way. >> to ensure -- >> treasury secretary timothy geithner discussed the president's proposed 2012 budget at a hearing of the house ways and means committee on tuesday. the budget request totals $3.7 trillion in spending. and according to the white house would cut the deficit by 1.1 trillion over the next decade. this is 2.5 hours. >> one the language in the letter regarding fta making clear what i think is the appropriate approach. and number two, on taa, suggesting very strongly indeed more than suggesting indicating that it's critical that we pass the extension of full taa this week. thank you. >> all right, thank you, mr. speaker levin. at this time, are there any questions for staff? if n
in the "washington post," and editorial board favorable to the administration's view, president obama budget kicks the hard choices further down the road. "the president punted. having been given the chance, that covered by the commission he created to raise revenue in curb entitlement spending, president obama in his 2012 budget proposal chose to duck. the budgetary gimmicks he once derided. we just heard from the cbo director and chairman of the federal reserve, one of the best things we could do for the economy today is put in place a plan that is this deficit and debt under control. why did you got? -- why did you duck? if george bush brought this budget to the house, i would say the name -- the same thing. you know the drivers of this debt. the fact that the president gave us the fiscal commission to start with acknowledges we agree on the size, scope, and nature of the problem, why did you duck? why are you not taking this opportunity to lead? >> i think it addresses the fiscal challenges that we face in the short and medium term. he called it a down payment, acknowledging that we need to wo
. just one week ago president obama came before congress with a state of union address and said a key step to winning the future is rebuilding america, to attract new businesses to our shores we need the fastest, most reliable ways to move people and information from high-speed rail to high-speed internet. rebuilding america as an economic issue. it's about commerce your strengthening our competitors and creating the next generation of good paying jobs, rebuilding america is an environmental issue creating clean energy, solutions that create cleaner air and water, and cut greenhouse gases, rebuilding america is a national security issue reducing our dependence on foreign oil. as we move forward to rebuild america we must do so in the most fiscally sound and responsible way, leveraging federal dollars, partnering it with every level of government and with new public-private partnerships. private sector is essential under leadership is highly recognized and strengthening our efforts. it is such as build america bonds will accelerate construction of important projects that help build and
. president. i rise in strong support. mcconnell amendment 13 that would completely repeal president obama's, in my view, unconstitutional health care bill. of course i was an active participant in the debate in the last congress about obamacare and fought that tooth and nail. the day after it passed into law, i introduced a freestanding measure to repeal it completely. the first day of this new congress that i could file bills, i reintroduced that measure. and of course, for all those reasons, certainly support this amendment that accomplishes that important goal. let me begin by responding to my distinguished colleague from vermont's suggestion. everybody who wants to repeal this law, including me, we don't want to do away with the idea that you shouldn't be shoved off insurance because of preexisting conditions. you shouldn't have portability. you shouldn't be able to meet those obligations. we don't think that at all. we are, however, for complete repeal for a very simple reason. what's wrong with this bill, what's wrong with obamacare isn't one detail here and one comma there. is isn'
. >> when president obama first into office i met with treasury, it in a presentation pointing out in the next few years you are going to have horrendous problems in terms of loan modifications because i know what you're thinking of, you are thinking of doing means testing for loan modifications, which means we will pick and income group, give them loan modifications, but it is too high and income group or there is too much property loss, we will not do anything about it. it is a policy as a policy decision based on economics, and other things, but your program will not work. it will not pardon of people and it will not be effective enough. i think what secretary geithner, in terms of that response, is saying, is that the problem is that any target we sat, we do not know what we can meet. i think clearly it is because housing prices are still falling, unemployment is not getting any better. how do you set targets for successful loan modifications when the economy is still incomplete disarray? that is a tough one. so on that one, i wish he could set targets. he can still do it. but
. this recommendation contradicts president obama's position on health care reform. should be able to keep the plan you have if you are happy with it. perhaps the greater concern that you mentioned is a cost savings for this proposal would have a cost savings for dod but it shifts the savings to health and human services. i don't see how we are anticipating a cost savings as a whole and i think it will be detrimental to the beneficiaries. can you address my concerns on this? >> there would be some net savings of government because we are paying these hospitals at significantly higher than medicare rates. part of the goal is that we treat all the hospitals similarly. i want to clarify that as people reach age 65, they would need to join tri-care for life. they would not be required to leave the hospital where they are being treated. they would need to do with every other retiree does in the department of defense when they reach age 65 and that is joined the tri-care for life program. there would be savings, modest and there are some costs shifted to medicare. we would now be paying medicare rates and we
loans to the people who wanted to stay in business but they have not done that much. the obama administration and the democrats have cut more jobs than we can shake a stick at. they are in contempt on oil drilling -- and how many jobs that would produce, i don't know. guest: one of the virtues of our economy is flexibility. on for -- fortunately it has an upside. when market forces change, you can go out of business. when an economy is working well, about a million jobs each month are being created and slightly less than a million are being let go. so we have a vibrant, churning economy. both democrats and republicans are committed to small businesses. there is only so much you can do. the sba is funded and there are loans available, but obviously when you apply for these loans, they will be looking at the market and how viable these things are. i know politicians are committed to this. and again, this is an effect of the recession and hopefully we will turn the corner soon. host: for stephen rose, brooklyn, a democrat. caller: to may, the real number of unemployed is closer to
the goals of the obama administration are in iraq, and i think maybe all of us or most of us surely share that goal. we talk about stability and security and self-reliance of an iraqi state and an iraqi government. that certainly has been the goal. one of the threats to the success to the achievement of that goal is the failure of the political leaders of iraq to reach conclusions and some critical issues. -- on some critical issues. this has always been a problem. we have always expressed the importance of the political leaders coming together. now, some of the current political issues that are unresolved include the following -- an agreement to create a national council for higher policies with real executive power headed by former prime minister alawi. there's an agreement that the council decreed but no agreement yet as to what their powers are. i think i misspoke. there is an agreement that the council they created but no agreement on what the powers of that council will be. the positions and ministers of defense interior, and national security are still on the field. -- unfilled. th
to the floor is $60 billion below the obama request. the conservative republican house is bringing discretionary spending is throughout the year is $60 billion below where the -- $16 billion below where the president requested that ago. this budget has $70 billion below. we want to take that seriously. i think that is something we will take a look at. you cannot go $700 billion for an agency and not expect ways to occur. -- you cannot throw $700 billion to an agency and not expect waste to occur. we do not have peace right now. it is a dangerous world that got more dangerous recently. there is room for savings within the section of our government. did you have one? i always want to give the milwaukee guy a chance. >> [inaudible] high-speed rail. >> we are not a fan of high- speed rail. we are sending a high steel rail -- rescinding a high-speed rail stimulus in this year's budget. a $53 billions initiative. that is something we disagree with. we disagree with high-speed rail. i can tell you about the wisconsin plan. to call it a boondoggle would be generous. we're rescinding fundin
obama and first lady michelle obama helped to celebrate 15 medal of freedom recipients. from last week at the white house, this is just over 40 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama. ["hail to the chief"] >> thank you so much, everyone. fees be seated. welcome to the white house. some of the have been here before. -- some ofyou have been here before. this is one of the things that i most look forward to every year. it is a chance to meet with, and more importantly honor, the most extraordinary people in america and around the world. president kennedy once said during a tribute to the poet robert frost, "a nation reveals itself not only by the men and women it produces but by the men and women that it honors, the people that it remembers." i heartily agree. when you look at the men and women who are here today, it says something about who we are as a people. when we award this metal to congressman john lewis, it says that we aspire to be a more just, a more equal, and more perfect union. when we awarded to jasper johns, it says we v
with the passage of ha obama care -- of obamacare. they stop at nothing to get it passed, not even the constitution. and they sowed the seeds of their defeat last november when the american people rose up and rejected a big government. we don't want it, we can't afford it, so we fired the people that forced upon us. enough is enough. in the state of the union address, the message was sent at the ballot box and it was an historic election. we were just told that the era of big government is here to stay. and you will pay for it whether you want it or not. but they can't sell it to us. so this new version isn't just the state of the great society, it is much worse. it is couched in the language of national greatness. that is their version of american exceptional as them. it is an exceptionally big government. [applause] it declares we shall be great and innovative. but not by individual initiatives. it is the same tax-and-spend policies, but it is borrow, spend, tax. they di't call led government spending, they call that stimulus. it did not stimulate anything but a tea party. [applause] the now, you
overseas. president obama and the republican study committee have identified this as a source of waste. it is corporate welfare when companies like centrist which reported $860 million in revenue in 2009 received $2.1 million to promote its product overseas. we have been looking closely at the $2 coin. we understand the government accountability office will issue a report next month on how savings can be achieved in that area. we are not sure congress will be able to score it as we think it will save money and something that should be a very simple decision for the united states which is the only country that has such a low denomination for its paper currency. savings of $500 million a year. we will see what they are. there are programs that sounds well-intentioned such as the prevention and public health fund that will spend $14 billion over the health care law on anti obesity and tobacco control. the government will be using tax dollars to modify individual behavior. we have seen this work so well in the office of national drug control policy with anti-drug ads. and whether it the gr
of my first term. the budget i'm proposing today meets that pledge. >> president obama sent congress a $3.7 trillion budget that would reduce the deficit by clash 1.1 trillion over the next ten years. this week hear the details from the administration including cabinet officials and watch reaction from house and senate members online at the c-span video library. search, watch, clip and share anytime. it's washington your way. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spoke with reporters at the u.s. capitol following a meeting with house speaker john boehner. they talked about the federal spending levels for the rest of this fiscal year and the president's 2012 budget request. secretary clinton said that proposed cuts by house republicans would be, quote, detrimental to america's national security. this is 15 minutes. >> came out of a very productive meeting and be lunch with the speaker. i greatly appreciated his gracious hospitality and the opportunity we had to cover so many issues on the minds of members of congress, the administration, the american public and, indeed, the world. as
to the obama health care plan, the media has played up the judges who have sided with republicans and judges who have upheld it. doesn't that create the public perception that politics does affect the outcome with judges? >> you mean the comments that people make? >> the comments that we read in the media. the reporting of the results, based on whether the judges decide whether the case was to -- was appointed by a democrat or republican and whether they themselves are democrats or republicans. >> people say all sorts of foolish things. ultimately, what people say about this change is or affects reality. this would not have happened in california. there was an appointment that was quite collegial. federal judges often languish for years in the senate having confirmation away. waived. by the time they get to the end of the four years, they will feel like they have got something to prove. fortunately, it has not been the case. i have had a number of colleagues who waited many years for their confirmation. i must say, they cannot unscathed and as good and fine and friendly and non-partisan as t
department and the white house and president obama comments. later today, the palestine center looks at how the political unrest in the middle east is affecting relations among the arab states and relations between those states and the u.s. that is here on c-span at 1:00 p.m. eastern. in a few moments, your calls and headlines live on "washington journal." the former arkansas governor mike huckabee will be at the national press club to talk about his new book. that is live at noon eastern. live coverage of the palestine center event it we mentioned a moment ago. at 4: 30 p.m. eastern, will join nasa tv for the launch of the space shuttle discovery which is the last launch for the space shuttle. in about 45 minutes, we'll talk with two matters about their cities. our guests are anthony fobbs, the mayor of charlotte, n.c., .nd mick hornet we will talk with the affordable housing center to discuss foreclosures and housing market. we will focus on how states are dealing with prison costs and ex-convict rehabilitation with mike thompson from the council of state governments
obama when you said that this commission? >> this is the numbers guy. he only answers questions. i think the president knew who he was kidding when he brought us. he knew we were. they will give you the support needs. it is not sustainable. he understands that we face the most predictable economic crisis in history. you all come forward with the recommendation. we will get behind them. that was good enough for me once i found that he would be my cochair. >> i said if we do this, i do not what rahm emanuel running me off a cliff. i was convinced that the health care bill has to be on the table. nothing can be off the table. he said that was fair enough. we had a meeting. he said he can go through everything including the new bill. we said that was four starters. >> a lot of people are here in the audience today. they will be listening to this. they will say, how serious is this problem? what would happen if we did not do anything? >> that is a great answer. anyone can understand it. if you borrow 40 cents and did not know where you are going, you must be this dubious -- the stupidest coun
children. now, president obama has urged americans to find common ground on the controversial issue of abortion. americans have come together. 67 percent of us, and what may be the only truly bipartisan agreement possible. whatever our differences on the issue of abortion, we can agree that the federal government should not subsidize it. this is the common ground issue on abortion in america today. h.r. 3 would make that common ground statutory law. did you. >> thank you, mrs. ruse. we would now recognize professor sara rosenbaum for five minutes. >> thank you very much for inviting me today to appear before you. i would like to make three points in my testimony. i have submitted an understatement for the record. the first has to do with a baseline from which we are working and considering h.r. 3. the second has to do with the changes in the bill. the third has to do with the impact of these changes. insofar as the baseline is concerned, i'd think it is very important to understand what the affordable care act does and does not do. the affordable care act where tax credits are conce
of obama care rely on and there's no quote intrusiveness, unquote, standard in the constitution either. would you agree with that, professor barnett? >> of course. that's not a constitutional standard or doctrine i'm aware of. >> none of them are. mr. carvin? >> no. obviously things that substantially affect commerce is something the court says are within the commerce clause but has been pointed out is a number of things that affect commerce, violence against women, possessing guns, which the court has said no, no, those don't come within the ambit and i would argue economic inactivity is far more afield from the commerce power than things like buying and possessing guns. >> i'm very grateful to have professor fried here, a grand old friend and professor dellinger is an old friend, both of whom i admire greatly. i don't know you, mr. kroger, but i'm sure you're just fine. now, the congressional budget office in the past has said that requiring individuals to purchase a particular good or service was, quote, unprecedented, unquote. now, that's a congressional budget office. the congress
episode, newsweek used the whole opportunity to pick and choose information that would support the obama administration. they said that wikileaks made america look pretty good. my question to both of the journalist here it is -- was there any editorial pressure placed upon either of you to make sure that what you publish was consistent with your editorial positions? if not, can you give an example of where you published information that was inconsistent with the editorial positions of both of your publications? >> a very interesting question. were you ever pressured? >> where do you think the pressure might come from? >> internally, did you have internal pressure? >> it is not a democracy. >> i put pressure on myself. >> the question under its -- misunderstands the mentality of an american newspaper. it would never occurred to me to ask something we were publishing contradicted something that the people on the editorial page had written. the answer to a different boss. i speak to them in the elevators. we do not coordinate or collaborates. usually, i am unaware if something we run it con
bowles, president clinton's former chief of staff and co-chair of president obama's deficit commission who said, this debt is like a cancer. it is truly going to destroy the country from within. just how bad is our fiscal situation? well, i've just run two back-to-back trillion-dollar-plus deficits and we're in track to run a third one. we're spending at levels as a share of the economy not seen since world war ii. we are borrowing 40 cents on the dollar, deriving our already $14 trillion in debt even higher. cutting spending is a solution to putting our budget back on a sustainable fiscal path. however, my friends on the other side of the aisle would have you believe that we do not have to cut spending. this just isn't the case. however, you don't have to take my word for it. in his written testimony from his recent appearance in front of the house budget committee, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke said, one way or another, fiscal adjustment sufficient to stabilize the federal budget must occur at some point. the question is whether these adjustments will take place through a car
and nancy pelosi and president obama produced. long live affordable health care legislation. on behalf of the peoe of this nation who depend on our leadership, i call upon you to defeat this amendment. the chair: the gentleman from iowa. mr. king: madam cha, i would be pleased to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from minnesota,rs. bachmann. the chair: the gentlelady from minnesota is recognized for two minutes. mrs. bachmann: thank you, madam speaker. thank you to the gentleman from iowa for offering this important amendment. the liberal talking point and the debate thus far has gone something like this, we can't defund obamacare today because we have to focus on job creation. now, that's very interesting coming from th liberals in this chamber who spent literally trillions ofollars out of the public treasury only to see two million jobs lost in t private sector because of their failed policies on job creation. obamacare will likely create the largest government bureaucracy in the history of our country. fied with even more government jobs than any other agency. there's one thing th
obviously is a reduction in the principal amount of loan. something even the obama administration program doesn't condone. i also know there are questions about whether the discussion on loan modification programs rub by bankruptcy courts is just ignoring the very real problem. if you'll review the written materials run by the bankruptcy court in rhode island you see multiple references to the home modification program. the treasury department currently operate as number of for closure mitigation programs. of the affordable - the home affordable modification program is a 75 billion dollar program that began two years ago. however the home affordable modification program has come under severe criticism. even from obama administration officials. although homeowners have applied to the program, and received trial modifications, the number of modifications converted to permanent agreements that enable them to avoid foreclosure is in fact low. particularly concerning treasury hasn't established performance goal or benchmarks for home affordable modification program, meaning there's no effectiv
of overall spending and overall revenue and i know there are tax increases in obama care and significant spending and the chairman of the budget committee said that obamacare itself spends $2.66 trillion. so, that's a lot of money. >> well, i always have said this so many times before that you must get tired of hearing it. but we did don't that health care bill, because we wanted somebody to throw a brick through my window or my life threatened. we did it because 17% of the gdp was spent on health care and rising all of the time and at such a clip that there is no way in the world to keep up with it. and the eventually, the way we are going is to simply paying social security and medicare and very little else and we did it really to try to get it under control health care spending in the united states and i would like to see it work. the same debate you are making now was made about social security and medicare and they would be the ruin nation of the world. >> i made a lot of debates on that myself, and of course, we have two different viewpoints on how to approach this, and we have hea
between federal, state and local officials to protect president obama and other world leaders attending. please discuss why these funds are necessary to enable the secret service to fulfill its responsibilities. >> well, thank you, senator, akaka. we requested those because the importance of the summit, because of the protection issues that it entails. the money is based on estimates from other similar type events where you have groups of international leaders combining in one place. we want to make sure safety and security is taken care of, and it's done very smoothly. it's done in cooperation with the state and local entities, and that everybody can rest assured that that part of the summit is -- has been taken care of, as i said. so the actual money request is based in part on our experience with other similar events. >> madam secretary, in its budget submission, the department proposed pay and retirement changes for certain cvp employees. however, draft language to make these changes has not been provided to this committee. i focus on pay and retirement issues as chairman of the fed
is releasing some of its proposed budget cuts. president obama will release his budget next week. some republicans have said they want to cut off $100 billion from the present cost 2011 budget request. the couple appeared to tell you about on capitol hill this morning -- cia director leon panetta, fbi director robert miller, and a director of national intelligence will testify about global security threats. live coverage from the house intelligence committee at 10:00 eastern on c-span 2. at 10:30 on c-span 3, deputy secretary of state james steinberg will take questions about the political unrest in egypt and lebanon. that is live from the house foreign affairs committee. >> the cspan network's, we provide coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history, available on television, radio, online, and social media networking site and find our content any time through this cspan video library and retakes he's been on the road with local content of vehicle, bringing our resources to your community. it is washington your way, the speaker -- the cspan networks avai
in 2006 just in time for the great recession. he was letter reads as nominated by president obama to serve another four-year term. reflecting his stewardship in crisis, he was named time magazine's man of the year in 2009. this journey started south of washington d.c.. you can't help but notice a -- a colorful billboards as you approach the border between north and south carolina, hawking south of the border. he waited tables after graduating from high school. he got his bachelor's in economics from harvard and a ph.d. from mit and taught at princeton and stanford as well as nyu and mit. chairman bernanke became an expert on the causes of the great depression. that expertise was key in responding to the 2008 economic meltdown. mr. bernanke's willingness to use the power of the fed to intervene in the financial markets is credited by many with keeping the great recession from becoming the great depression. those measures have been controversial. ron paul has re-introduced legislation that would require a full audit of the fed. the legislation is seen as a challenge to the fed pause a goal a
and exchange committee. she w appoind by president obama in january of 2009. previously, she was ceo of the financial industry regulatory authority. chairman schapiro served as commissioner of the fcc from 1988 to 1994 and chairman of the teacher's credit commission from 94 to 96. the honorable gary gensler is chair commodity futures and trading coission which oversees the options markets in the u.s.. chairman gensler previously rved in the treasury departmentnder secretary of domestic, finance, and assistance secretary of financial markets. in addition, he served as tenure adviser to the senate ranking committee. mr. john walsh is act comptroller of the currency. mr. chairman walsh assumed the position last august and previously served as chief of staff in public affairs. he has been with the occ since 2005 and prior to that was the executive director of the group 30. mr. walsh also serves with the senate banking committee from 86-92. i thank you for being here today. i regret that i had my surgery on my voicebox recently, but i hope it will clear up. chairman bernanke, you may beg
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